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Excellent 3-hour tour

My husband and I went on the turtle and North Bay tour. I didn't snorkel as the water was too cold... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marsha F
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Spectacular!

I did the North Bay and Turtle trip, and a snorkeling trip on the following day. Booking is easy... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
tea_n_see
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Explore the beautiful lagoon of Lord Howe Island with the most experienced and friendly Glass Bottom boat, snorkel turtle tour operators. Islander Cruises is a one-stop shop for all your aquatic needs. We offer snorkel tours, turtle tours...more
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Anderson Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the turtle and North Bay tour. I didn't snorkel as the water was too cold for me, but my husband did and really enjoyed it. The glass-bottom boat was good and those of us on board saw lots of...More

Thank Marsha F
Reviewed April 10, 2018

I did the North Bay and Turtle trip, and a snorkeling trip on the following day. Booking is easy, whether online or in person. Peter provides good quality fins, masks and snorkels, and you can also borrow a wetsuit from the shed. He also provides...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Islander cruises run a number of snorkeling and turtle watching tours. All the gear is provided. Cruises are hosted by Peter and his knowledge, helpfulness and good cheer set these cruises above the others. While you can see some nice coral and fish near the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Thanks Pete and crew! You never cease to make every trip with you a fabulous experience! My Mum is still telling everyone how she got to see Spanish dancer frolicking above the gorgeous reef at Erscott's. Wow, you deliver !!! She also said she saw...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

A relaxed and enjoyable snorkel tour of some of the lagoon's loveliest spots. Gear included, with wetsuits available if you tend to feel the cold like I do! Appropriate amount of time at each snorkel spot, with good guidance about where to focus.

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Peter B, Owner at Islander Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Dear Sam, Thank you for your review! glad you enjoyed the tour and that our knowledge was helpful to you. Look forward to seeing you again in the future! Cheers Pete

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Plenty of room for everyone on the boat to be able to see through the glass bottom section. Useful commentary. Activities swapped around according to the best time with tides, swell, etc. Lovely to snorkel around in the beautifully coloured coral. Walked to Old Gulch...More

Thank Sandy T
Peter B, Owner at Islander Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Dear Sandy, thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review!! As you've mentioned there is plenty to do on the North Bay Nature and Turtle Tour! Glad you enjoyed it thanks Pete

Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

As regular visitors to Lord Howe, we always hit up Pete at Islander Cruises for a trip to North Bay. This year we also did an offshore snorkel (as well as our regular North Bay trip) which was fantastic. Pete is always accommodating, and has...More

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Peter B, Owner at Islander Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Dear Watsons, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Always a pleasure to see your family and have you aboard our tours. Glad you enjoyed the scooter tour! Look forward to seeing you next time!!! Cheers Pete

Reviewed December 31, 2017

We highly recommend this trip. We had a terrific snorkel adjacent to a wreck off Lagoon Beach. The guide was very patient and knowledgeable. The birdlife was amazing and the turtle viewing on the trip back was just superb.

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Peter B, Owner at Islander Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Dear jackrussell3004, thank you for your positive review! glad you enjoyed your trip here with us at Islander Cruises and we look forward to seeing you back on the island soon. Cheers Pete

Reviewed August 20, 2017

We (3 people) went on the round island tour. It was in a fishing boat. Hard for elderly people (70's and 80's) to get into and out of, and not much in the way of seating whilst on board.. One other person was sea sick...More

Thank David B
Peter B, Owner at Islander Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Hi David, Thank you for your review. That's a good recommendation, we try to only go around the Island in the best conditions but in saying that it can still be rough in some parts. Good to keep in mind! cheers Pete

Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Excellent snorkelling tour the coral and fish spectacular! Got to snorkel around the wreck of the tuna boat, saw turtles, beautiful blue coral and amazing variety of fish. Would definitely recommend it.

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Management response:Responded May 19, 2017

Hi Pip I am glad you had a wonderful experience with us and thank you for your recommendation Hopefully you can return and enjoy our beautiful reefs another time soon Cheers Peter

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Response from PeterB11029 | Property representative |
The visibility is usually fine then, we don't have stingers here but we wear wetsuits at that time of year I supply free wetsuits on all of my tours or you can rent them by the day or for the week from my boatshed
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